Immigration & Migration

Costs in immigration judicial reviews
Costs in immigration judicial reviews Procedure-wise, immigration judicial reviews don’t tend to be that speedy. When you get to the end of the road, you may have run out of steam when it comes to settling the issue of costs. But if applicant / appellant ...
Can fake heiress Anna Delvey move to the UK?
Can fake heiress Anna Delvey move to the UK? Anna Delvey (née Sorokin) is perhaps the most (in)famous con artist in the world. After bluffing her way into New York high society, she was eventually caught out, convicted of various offences including grand larceny, and received a sentence of ...
Asylum enforcement is down
Asylum enforcement is down New figures (summarised here) and the graph below show that the number of asylum cases waiting for over a year to be processed has risen to nearly 26,000 or just under 52,000 claims that are awaiting an initial decision. Yet more ...
We can train our own nurses
We can train our own nurses The major news this week included government announcements of new immigration routes and a further weakening of rules governing the recruitment of health and other staff from abroad (see our Chairman quoted on this in The Times). Linked to this, we ...
Victims of the failure to control immigration The failure to control immigration is a public safety nightmare.
Victims up and down the UK would not have had their lives taken, or changed forever, had immigration been effectively controlled and enforced. Urgent action is required now in order ...
Late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme
Late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme From 1 July 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK without having applied for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme will be here unlawfully. The Home Secretary confirmed a few months ago that people ...
Sponsor licence inspection visits back on
Sponsor licence inspection visits back on UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has confirmed that with lockdown easing, it is resuming sponsor licence compliance visits. Initial visits will be focused on organisations that have a pending sponsor licence application. Confirming the resumption of visits in a recent ...
Immigration update podcast, episode 87
Immigration update podcast, episode 87 Welcome to episode 87 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we’re covering two main sets of reform proposals, the New Plan for Immigration and changes to judicial review. We’ve also got a bunch of new Immigration Rules ...
One rule for them, another for you
One rule for them, another for you Despite the ‘lockdown’ and tough rhetoric from the government, reported illegal Channel arrivals in small boats from safe countries were up 44% during January and February this year compared to the number reported during the first two months of 2020 (see our Channel ...
Your voice will be heard
Your voice will be heard This week it emerged that 43% of people in the UK felt they could not voice their honest opinions about immigration in public. This is shocking, but after 20 years fighting against the proponents of unlimited immigration and open borders, it did ...
Border management: new EUROSUR Regulation improves cooperation between Member States and with Frontex Border management: new EUROSUR Regulation improves cooperation between Member States and with FrontexToday, the Commission has adopted new rules to upgrade the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR), a cooperation mechanism for exchanging information among authorities responsible for managing the EU’s ...
Jobs: director, trustees and advisory panel members, Refugee Legal Support
Jobs: director, trustees and advisory panel members, Refugee Legal Support Refugee Legal Support is recruiting for a director, as well as bringing on board new trustees and advisory panel members. The job description for each role is below, or you can download each one as a separate pdf from the ...
Brexit, costs and Dublin III judicial reviews
Brexit, costs and Dublin III judicial reviews As we continue to grapple with the impact of Brexit, my colleagues and I experienced an increase in Dublin III certification and removal cases at the tail end of last year. In many of those cases, removal directions were deferred ...
Exceptional Circumstances – Appendix FM Appendix FM mentions the immigration rules since 9 July 2012 that when a non-British wish to join their family member in the UK. It states that an applicant is required to meet the financial requirement who is looking to apply ...
Skilled Worker Migration A skilled worker route is a way for UK employers to recruit foreign workers in specific job roles by offering them a job and certificate of sponsorship. The skilled worker route has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa and ...
Getting a Sponsor Licence and Sponsoring a Worker Tier 2 (General) visa has been replaced by a Skilled Worker Visa. This has been done with the purpose to bring more skilled workers to the UK labour force. However, for a UK organization, it is still required to get ...
Recruitment for positions of three Deputy Executive Directors at Frontex is launched Recruitment for positions of three Deputy Executive Directors at Frontex is launchedOn March 24, the vacancy notices for the recruitment of three Deputy Executive Directors at the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – Frontex, have been published in the ...
Integration of migrants: Commission and Committee of the Regions partnership for EU support to local... Integration of migrants: Commission and Committee of the Regions partnership for EU support to local actionThe Commission and the Committee of the Regions are launching today a new partnership to increase cooperation and support to EU cities, regions and rural ...
Security and research: the Commission improves collaboration with Eu-LISA for secure and efficient IT systems... Security and research: the Commission improves collaboration with Eu-LISA for secure and efficient IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justiceToday, the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs of the Commission and the European Union Agency for the ...
Hope for a Fresh Start
Hope for a Fresh Start After more than a year of planning Mr Daahir and is 1.5 year old son finally arrived back to Mogadishu, Somalia. He came to Yemen nearly 20 years ago with his parents at the young age of four because of ...

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